Nursing Team

Joel Elcoat RVN Cert VNES

Head Veterinary Nurse

Joel joined the Blue House team in November 2014, and has more than 10 years nursing experience. He has a Certificate in Exotic Species Nursing with his main area of interest in reptiles and husbandry. He became Head Nurse in 2016.

Outside of work he is an avid football fan and gamer when he is not busy with his newly expanded family.


3 words to describe Joel: experienced, knowledgeable, legend


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Lucy Kilgallon

Veterinary Nurse

Lucy is just awaiting graduation so that she can become an officially Registered Veterinary Nurse! 

Lucy has a German Shepherd called Gracie, a Lucher called Bonnie and a cat called Maddie. She also has a new pony called Smurf who she plans to do lots of dressage and jumping on in the future. Apart from horse riding she also enjoys socialising and walking the dogs.

3 words to describe Lucy: Dry sense of humour!

Danielle Mather RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Danielle is an experienced Veterinary Nurse who joined Blue House this summer.

She has lots of horses, competing in a sport called Harness Racing, and is the very proud owner of the British record holder! Her trusty whippet Rosie is her number one mascot and accompanies Danielle to race courses all across the UK.

3 words to describe Danielle: too many horses!


Donna Moore RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Donna works for us part time, mainly covering evenings and Saturday mornings. She looks after a goose called Meredith!

donna and meredith

Zoe Bennett

Veterinary Student

Zoe is a fourth year veterinary student at the University of Nottingham. She can be found in consults or theatre observing, helping and being quizzed by Neil! You may also see her on reception as she fills in for us on occasion during the holidays. 

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